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viernes, 16 de marzo de 2012

Dosis en enfermedad renal crónica

Practical Assessment Tools for Identifying Kidney Disease
Timothy V. Nguyen, PharmD, CCP, FASCP. US Pharm. 2010;35(3):HS16-HS21. 
"The pharmacist is a crucial member of the health care team and is often the last line of defense in catching excessive or incorrect drug dosing for patients. Chronic kidney disease (CKD) affects many people in the United States, and more than 500,000 Americans have end-stage renal disease (ESRD) requiring dialysis.1,2 The most common risk factors for developing CKD are diabetes and hypertension. Patients with CKD are at increased risk for cardiovascular disease and complications. This brief review will focus on risk factors, assessing renal function, and dosage adjustments."

Assessing Renal Function 
"Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease have higher risks of drug dosing errors and experiencing adverse drug events. Traditionally, drugs that are renally cleared should be adjusted according to the calculated creatinine clearance level (CrCl) using the Cockcroft-Gault equation"